Afshan Subohi

Simmering hostility underneath

Simmering hostility underneath

There is some fear in certain quarters that any small random incident can trigger chaos, with the impoverished masses taking to... Published 16 Jan, 2023 07:02am
Eyeing NRP funds

Eyeing NRP funds

An idea for a real estate dollar investment scheme for non-resident Pakistanis seems unviable given the trust deficit Published 09 Jan, 2023 08:13am
A rough ride ahead

A rough ride ahead

Risks are higher for energy-intensive, import-reliant units, but prospects are relatively brighter for FMCGs. Updated 02 Jan, 2023 12:39pm
The discord around Reko Diq

The discord around Reko Diq

Pakistan is stated to be now free of any liability towards all mining companies involved in the Reko Diq case. Updated 19 Dec, 2022 08:46am
Threats to national health security

Threats to national health security

Drug manufacturing is a business, not a charity — if the scope of reasonable profit is squeezed, the business will become unviable. Updated 12 Dec, 2022 09:26am
Seeking new economic paths

Seeking new economic paths

Much depends on handling the toxic mix of steep inflation and sagging growth. Updated 28 Nov, 2022 09:46am
The economic merry-go-round

The economic merry-go-round

Corporatisation and consolidation must be promoted in Pakistan to improve governance standards and accountability. Updated 21 Nov, 2022 09:02am
Nebulous hopes for the future

Nebulous hopes for the future

‘The chance of consensus in the current environment is low so most of the hope is centred around handouts’ Published 14 Nov, 2022 09:02am
A pie with many stakeholders

A pie with many stakeholders

It is critical for investors and all tiers of the government to earn the goodwill of locals before initiating Reko Diq. Updated 07 Nov, 2022 09:00am

The right recipient?

The Nobel prize in economics seems to have endorsed policies of controversial bailouts to banks in the US Published 31 Oct, 2022 06:32am
A long way to go

A long way to go

Despite the improvement in Pakistan’s ranking on the UN SDG index, there is a lack of public pressure necessary to keep the... Published 26 Sep, 2022 04:30am
No end in sight

No end in sight

Aware of the trust deficit, the Sindh government encourages NGOs’ rehabilitation efforts while it targets Rabi season’s crop. Published 12 Sep, 2022 04:43am